Newsweek Vol. LXXVI No. 5

Image for Newsweek Vol. LXXVI No. 5
Published by
Newsweek, Inc., American, founded 1933
Subject of
Kenneth A. Gibson, American, born 1932
Mayor Richard G. Hatcher, American, born 1933
Mayor Walter E. Washington, American, 1915 - 2003
Jackson, Maynard, American, 1938 - 2003
Austin, Richard H., American, 1913 - 2001
ink on paper
11 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 1/8 in. (28.3 x 21 x 0.3 cm)
magazines (periodicals)
Place depicted
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
August 3, 1970
A copy of Newsweek magazine from the week of August 3, 1970. [Newsweek] appears in bold red letters across the top of the magazine. The cover story appears in black, blue, and yellow type on the right edge of the magazine [The / Black / Mayors / How Are / They Doing? / Newark's / Kenneth Gibson]. The cover features a photograph of Kenneth Gibson standing outdoors in a suit and tie, positioned just to the left of the text.
The cover article appears on pages 16-22. In addition to Kenneth Gibson, the article also features Mayors Carl Stokes of Cleveland, Ohio, Richard Hatcher of Gary, Indiana, and Walter E. Washington of Washington D.C. The article discusses a number of black politicians holding local office, including Richard Austin of Detroit and Maynard Jackson, Jr. of Atlanta. There is also a section dedicated to the court case involving Newark mayor Hugh J. Addonizio, Gibson's predecessor. The article was written by Assoc. Editor David M. Alpern with assistance from other staff.
African American
Mass media
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1961-1969
United States--History--1969-2001
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Newsweek. Permission required for use.
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